Ahead of the vacation season, here’s the list of all 49 countries where you can simply get your Indian passport, pack your bags and travel without any visa whatsoever – to save you from the hassle of last-moment visa runs.
Thanks to the mutual diplomatic ties of India with a number of countries around the world that lets Indian travellers and tourists to simply take a trip to as many as 49 countries without visa or on-arrival visa. As per the Arton Capital’s Global Ranking Passport Index, Germany is world’s most powerful passport letting visa-free travel Germans in 158 countries. While the Indian passport still lags behind at 78th rank on the list, having 49 countries where you can simply flash the Indian passport and get in is still a good deal; this includes 21 visa-free countries and 25 visa-on-arrival countries.
The 49 countries and territories that allows visa-free trips for Indian passport holders are: Bhutan, Bolivia, Cambodia, Cape Verde, Comoros, Dominica, Ecuador, El Salvador, Ethiopia, Fiji, Grenada, Guinea-Bissau, Haiti, Indonesia, Ivory Coast, Jamaica, Jordan, Kenya, Laos, Macau, Macedonia, Madagascar, Maldives, Marshall Islands, Mauritania, Mauritius, Micronesia, Mozambique, Nepal, Palau, Palestinian Territories, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Samoa, Senegal, Seychelles, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Suriname, Tanzania, Thailand, Timor-Leste, Togo, Trinidad and Tobago, Tuvalu, Uganda and Vanuatu.
With the summer vacation coming up, and the fact that most of these countries are exotic tropical tourist picks, this list can come quite hand. Some of our favourite picks for summer 2019 are Fiji, Indonesia, Jordan, Macau, Madagascar, Maldives, Seychelles, Tuvalu and Thailand. But you can go off-beat and pick some out-of-the box picks for a rather less-crowded vacation like the underrated Micronesia, Vanuatu, Haiti, El Salvador and Dominica. Now that you know about the visa-free travel, and you have the power-passport, start planning for your next trip abroad this summer.